How vegan mayonnaise convinced Jeff Bezos to make his first investment in South America

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Description: NotCo, a Chilean startup that makes plant-based food alternatives to mayo, milk, and ice cream just got millions in funding from Bezos Expeditions, the Amazon founder’s investment group. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90316486/how-vegan-mayonnaise-convinced-jeff-bezos-to-make-his-first-investment-in-south-america?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03082019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the development of alternative plant-based foods? Do you think… Read more »

New York’s super mall at Hudson Yards is open at last — and it’s not getting rave reviews

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Description: It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers, restaurants, apartments and office buildings on Manhattan’s west side. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-yorks-super-mall-hudson-yards-opens-this-weekend-and-here-are-the-reviews-so-far-2019-03-15?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: Why is this development concept controversial? Who are the likely target customers?… Read more »

Women’s jobs more at risk from automation in Canada: RBC

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Description: Women’s jobs in Canada are more at risk from automation, because they hold more than half of the roles that face an “elevated threat,” according to a recent study from the Royal Bank of Canada. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-s-jobs-more-at-risk-from-automation-in-canada-rbc-1.1225385 Questions for discussion: What does the report say… Read more »

We have to fix fashion if we want to survive the climate crisis

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 02, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the problems related to production… Read more »

How a Halifax brewery is working to break down craft beer stereotypes

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Description: At Good Robot Brewing, diversity isn’t just found in the staff, it’s in the clients they try to attract Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/good-robot-brewing-diversity-nova-scotia-microbreweries-1.5026356 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about efforts to increase diversity in the firm and industry? Why can diversity improve operations, according to the report?… Read more »

How work friendships can help—and hurt—your career

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Description: Do you have a work bestie? It can be good for your career and your overall well-being, according to a new study by LinkedIn. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Feb 26, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-work-friendships-can-helpand-hurtyour-career-173701272.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about relationships and their affect on career development? What do you think about… Read more »

Meet the executives who have made Netflix food TV

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Description: If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310413/how-netflix-became-the-new-food-network?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02252019 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the way NetFlix has changed programming in this field? What other areas could follow a similar… Read more »

A Seat at the Head of the Table

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Description:   From the 1970s into the ’90s, women made serious progress in the workplace. Then that progress stalled, especially at the top. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 21, 2019 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/21/magazine/women-corporate-america.html Questions for discussion: What does this report say about the progress made by women in management ranks? What are the barriers and solutions presented?

How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s

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Description: Josh Mohrer, former general manager of Uber New York and now co-founder of Moving Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss business in New York following the controversies with Uber and Amazon. How Amazon’s situation in New York compares to Uber’s from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/22/how-amazons-situation-in-new-york-compares-to-ubers.html Questions… Read more »

Why college is so expensive in America

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Description: Why college is so expensive in America Why college is so expensive in America from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/02/why-college-expensive-higher-education-student-loan-debt.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about the state of the “college education industry” today. What draws people to college? Should students pay for college… Read more »